Classic Stripes

Classic Stripes

Some patterns and weaves are classics. They have history. Sometimes they can be the trend of the moment, but when they aren’t, they are still in the cultural radar being woven, sewn and worn by some one. Patterns that come to mind are gingham, plaid, tweed (although more of a texture than pattern), herringbone, houndstooth, [...]

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Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Some of you may recall my last month’s 1st Friday post, at the end I threw out ideas about adding ways people could participate in the 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup. This has been on my mind for a while now: I'm sure there are many more ways to live the "slow fashion" life than [...]

Color Blocked Shift by Tom & Linda Platt + Link-Up

Color Blocked Shift by Tom & Linda Platt + Link-Up

I have admired the designs of American designers Tom and Linda Platt. Their garments seem untrendy to me, that is, they are just designed well. Plus playful, inventive, and not afraid of color! Last month, I wrote about a dress I made from a Vogue pattern that The Platts designed (they have designed a few [...]

It’s a Blog Takeover – Michelle’s Reflections on Fashion Revolution Week

It’s a Blog Takeover – Michelle’s Reflections on Fashion Revolution Week

Hi everyone, I'm Michelle, Terri’s eldest daughter and today I’m taking over her blog on this last day of Fashion Revolution Week, April 23-29, 2018. On April 19, 2013 I joyfully celebrated my Bat Mitzvah with United Hebrew Congregation of Joplin, Missouri. Bat Mitzvah means Daughter of the Commandments. Henceforth, I was fully a Jewish [...]

Modern Sage Designs: Designer Interview

Modern Sage Designs: Designer Interview

Semi precious stones have always caught my eye: Jade, Jasper, Agate, Chalcendony--I could go on.  However, Bumblebee Jasper completely escaped my radar. That was until Laura of Modern Sage Designs created a pair of earrings from Bumblebee Jasper and Black Tourmaline.  I was smitten. The mixture of yellow, grey and black has to be one [...]